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15 Jan 2019
Council of Europe`s Commissioner for Human Rights wrote a letter to the Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Czech Republic reacting to the proposed changes of the laws on education of pupils with special education needs. The Commissioner...
25 Jul 2017
The abnormal discrepancies in education among Roma and non-Roma youth within the Czech Republic have been most recently spotlighted. The former comprised a sizeable 4% of the Czech youth student body during the 2015 to 2016 academic session, however...
03 Oct 2016
'Transition Online' reports that as Czech students headed back to class this fall, their schools started implementing a long-awaited law that could finally end the de facto segregation of Roma students – though activists remain skeptical.  More than...
08 Sep 2016
This Al Jazeera feature report describes a campaign launched by Roma women in the Czech Republic, fighting against segregation to give their children equal opportunities. "Go to a Good School"  is a campaign for better education for Roma children,...
29 Apr 2015
The Open Society Foundation reports that European Commission decided to take action against the Czech Republic over continuing discrimination against Roma children in its school system. The Commission will ask the Czech government to respond to...
23 Apr 2015
ABC News repotrs that the European Court of Human Rights ruled in 2007 that the Czech Republic must stop placing healthy Gypsy children in schools for the mentally disabled, but Czech Republic has failed.  In a report, the human rights group said it...
23 Apr 2015
'Aljazeera' reports that the Czech Republic has failed to comply with a European court order to stop placing Roma children in schools for the mentally disabled regardless of the students' capabilities, rights group Amnesty International said...
23 Apr 2015
'Amnesty International' reports that Romani children face daily discrimination and segregation in schools due to the Czech government’s longstanding failure to address deeply engrained prejudice within the education system. Different documents...
12 Mar 2015
'Prague Post' reports on concerns expressed by the Council of Europe regarding the education of Roma children in Czech Republic. According to the CoE, the Czech Republic makes progress, but more action needed to fight discrimination against Roma...
04 Feb 2015
'Prague Post' reports on the increasing numbers of Roma children being integrated into the regular Czech School system. The education minister reports a decline in the country’s practice of educating Roma the same way as those with mental...

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